Price

£75 per person

10am to 4pm

Basic and Intermediate one day courses

Basic Maintenance course

Our one day Basic course is very much designed for beginners who have little or no knowledge about bicycle maintenance. We run this for a full day as we believe that any less time would simply not be enough to cover everything in detail or allow the learning to be retained.

On the course you will:

  • Learn the correct names for the parts of a bike
  • Learn about tyre pressure and wheel sizes
  • Remove and replace your wheels correctly
  • Remove and replace tyres without causing a puncture
  • Fit a new inner tube
  • Mend a puncture
  • How to tell if your brake blocks need replacing
  • Learn how to replace your brake blocks to achieve maximum wear and braking power
  • Learn how to clean and re lubricate brake cables

We will also talk about cleaning and lubrication of bikes, making small adjustments to adapt bikes for a perfect fit and wider maintenance and cycling issues – plus whatever comes up on the day over a brew!

Intermediate Maintenance course

This course covers more advanced topics than the basic course that will cover most aspects of bike maintenance in detail. 

Using our proven hands-on approach you will:

  • Learn how to fit a new brake inner cable
  • Outer brake cable inspection and whether to replace
  • Identify different cables
  • How to break and rejoin a chain correctly
  • How to eliminate stiff links
  • How to lubricate chains
  • When and why does a chain need changing
  • Lubricate gear cables
  • Learn how to change your gear cables
  • Discover how a rear derailleur works
  • Set up your gears and if they won’t set up, learn why

We will also talk about cleaning and lubrication of bikes, making small adjustments to adapt bikes for a perfect fit and wider maintenance and cycling issues – plus whatever comes up on the day over a brew!


Get a £20 discount off the cost of a combined course by booking both Basic/Intermediate courses at the same time.  click here for more details


Location

Unless otherwise stated all bike maintenance courses take place from our training centre just around the corner from Man City football ground in East Manchester. 

Google map link and directions can be found by clicking here

Homework

A week before the course, we will give you a link to our homework page which contains some background info that you will find useful on the course. It also has a list of recommended tools that you need to keep your bike tip top.